Harvard Stem Cell Institute

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Safer Stem Cells Bring Real-Life Treatments Closer

New possibility of regrown tissue without risk of rejection

(Newser) - In a development that brings practical applications of manufactured stem cells closer than ever, scientists have created stem-like cells using human skin cells, Reuters reports. "After a few more flight tests—in order to assure everything is working properly—it should be ready for commercial use," a researcher... More »

Scientists Reprogram Adult Cells

Breakthrough could leap embryonic stem-cell quagmire

(Newser) - In a stunning medical advance, scientists have found a way to transform an adult cell in a living animal into an entirely different type of cell. The development is another step toward freeing the field of regenerative medicine from the controversies of stem-cell research. Harvard biologists discovered three key molecular... More »

Scientists See Breakthrough in Stem Cell Production

Research holds promise for Lou Gehrig's disease

(Newser) - A US team has made a breakthrough in stem cell research, growing new nerve cells from the skin of patients suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS. The work marks the first time disease-specific stem cells have been generated from a patient.The method could be used to tailor replacement... More »

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